Wirra Wirra

The Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon

9.025 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Gillett Johnson

Off the hook. With Danny Keefe

Off the hook. With Danny Keefe

Dec 6th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

If any of you Bordeaux drinkers are wondering whether their is a lawsuit for copyright name infringement, there is one. I'll take bets on which producer wins the case. The grapes comes from a range of sites in McLaren Vale. The Angelus sat in oak for 18 months with 30% new. Nose has warm black plum, blackberries & fresh violets. The tannins are meaty, sticky, dark cassis & tarry. Elegant, rich, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, dark chocolate, mocha, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, light soft leather, dry stems, black tea, crushed dry rocks, violets, mint, menthol & high acidity. The finish is round, lush & elegant that lasts well over a minute. Photos are of a covered open top fermenter and the main Cellar Door. Wirra Wirra translates to, "amongst the gummy trees."

If any of you Bordeaux drinkers are wondering whether their is a lawsuit for copyright name infringement, there is one. I'll take bets on which producer wins the case. The grapes comes from a range of sites in McLaren Vale. The Angelus sat in oak for 18 months with 30% new. Nose has warm black plum, blackberries & fresh violets. The tannins are meaty, sticky, dark cassis & tarry. Elegant, rich, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, dark chocolate, mocha, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, light soft leather, dry stems, black tea, crushed dry rocks, violets, mint, menthol & high acidity. The finish is round, lush & elegant that lasts well over a minute. Photos are of a covered open top fermenter and the main Cellar Door. Wirra Wirra translates to, "amongst the gummy trees."

Apr 10th, 2017
Scott Taddeo

Pretty good wine here by the team at Wirra. Accessible style but has class in tow. Blackberry, black currant, some menthol lift, liquorice and cedary oak. Reckon a few years will benefit the wine as it comes together structurally

Pretty good wine here by the team at Wirra. Accessible style but has class in tow. Blackberry, black currant, some menthol lift, liquorice and cedary oak. Reckon a few years will benefit the wine as it comes together structurally

Feb 9th, 2017
Gillett Johnson

Well. That rocked the steak. I'll give it a ... Miss you wirra wirra

Well. That rocked the steak. I'll give it a ... Miss you wirra wirra

Dec 23rd, 2015
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

8.9

Okay. Still showing lots of ripe fruit.

Okay. Still showing lots of ripe fruit.

Jan 10th, 2015
Stuart Gregor

Pretty ripe but damn good drink for Mac Cab

Pretty ripe but damn good drink for Mac Cab

Aug 21st, 2020
Jason Miller

More sensational Cabernet Sauvignon from Wirra Wirra. Such an under-appreciated variety in Mclaren Vale. This 2014 has waves of aromas and flavours, that encourage you to look deeper. Combined with silky fine tannins makes this impressive drinking now (just released) and the decade ahead.

More sensational Cabernet Sauvignon from Wirra Wirra. Such an under-appreciated variety in Mclaren Vale. This 2014 has waves of aromas and flavours, that encourage you to look deeper. Combined with silky fine tannins makes this impressive drinking now (just released) and the decade ahead.

Oct 23rd, 2016
Robyn Foo

Amazing bouquet

Amazing bouquet

Aug 27th, 2016
Paul Diamond

Heady aromatics, elegant balanced and lovely palate weight. Certainly in the sweet spot....

Heady aromatics, elegant balanced and lovely palate weight. Certainly in the sweet spot....

Mar 19th, 2015
Bob McDonald

Classic Cabernet nose. Mint with a hint of toothpaste on nose. Medium weight with some flesh and body. Finishes a tad short. Lovely drink nevertheless. 18-

Classic Cabernet nose. Mint with a hint of toothpaste on nose. Medium weight with some flesh and body. Finishes a tad short. Lovely drink nevertheless. 18-

Dec 14th, 2014